Students, nursing assistants, and medical assistants often find themselves at the bottom of the food chain in the medical establishment. That said, they deliver some of the largest volume of patient contact and face to face time in many settings. They are relied upon frequently for their observations and ability to obtain vital signs. While sometimes these positions are a career, they can serve as stepping stones into bigger roles in healthcare. Having a stethoscope and learning how to effectively use it is as important for these groups as for any individual working in healthcare.
The best stethoscopes for students, CNAs, and MAs respect and take into consideration:
- Ease of use
- Key/Basic features